Jonathan Kurtz Architects
Start: October 29, 2018 4 p.m.
End: October 29, 2018 5 p.m.
Location: Architecture Building, Room 100

Jonathan Kurtz, AIA, is founder and principal of JKURTZ Architects.Kurtz is the recipient of the 2012 Cleveland Arts Prize Emerging Artist Award and BD+C 40 under 40. He is an Adjunct Professor at Kent State University and Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate design studios. He has served as guest critic at Harvard, Ohio State, Washington University in St. Louis, Penn State, Detroit Mercy, and has acted as design juror for multiple State AIA and ASLA Awards programs. Jonathan holds a Master of Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University and a B. Arch with Honors from Kent State University where he received the Architecture Prize for design excellence.

Sharing an overview of recent buildings and projects, Kurtz will speak about the process and approach to producing his work. This chosen combination of recently completed buildings, unbuilt work, and exhibitions illuminates how each project contributes to the focus of his practice. He will provide details about the material components of the projects, the logic for organizing and orienting certain works, and the programmatic organization of the work in relation to a core agenda. You will hear his thoughts on professional practice as it relates to differing scales of collaboration and culture to produce those specific works.

During the lecture, Kurtz will address these learning objectives:

  • Site integration, landscape, building
  • Environmental considerations related to light, materiality, systems
  • Overall Design of buildings and sites in addition to discussion of design process
  • Materials and methods as they relate to specific projects, and/or assemblies and tectonics

AIA and LA CES approved for 1 CEU